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THE NEW WORK I DID WAS INSPIRED BY A TATTOO ARTIST IN JOHANNESBURG WHO WAS VERY KIND AS TO GIVE ME SOME POINTERS

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DAGGA IS LEGAL

Cape Town – The Western Cape High Court has made a landmark ruling, declaring that it is an infringement to ban the use of dagga by adults in private homes.

In making the ruling on Friday, it has allowed for the possession, cultivation and use dagga at home, for private use.

It has also ruled that Parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act.

It has 24 months to do so.

The successful application to decriminalise dagga was driven by Dagga Party leader Jeremy Acton and Rastafarian Garreth Prince who argued on December 13 and 14 last year for the decriminalisation of the herb.

Acton, Prince, and 18 plaintiffs applied to the court for the Criminal Prohibition of Dagga Act (sections 4b and 5c), read with certain sections of Part III of Schedule 2 of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act, to be declared unconstitutional.

Those sections make it a crime to possess a drug, unless it is for a variety of medical reasons. The Drugs and Trafficking Act defines what constitutes a drug.

They are also challenging the Medicines and Related Substances Act.

They submitted that the laws prohibiting dagga use are unfair, discriminatory, outdated, and applied disproportionately to black users.

The two have been helping people arrested for possession of dagga by obtaining a stay of prosecution, pending the outcome of their application.

Prince was arrested for possession of dagga in 1989, while a law student at the University of the Western Cape.

He paid a R60 fine and thought that was the end of it. When he graduated and applied to the Cape Bar to be admitted as an attorney, he was rejected because of the dagga conviction, and because he refused to apologise for it.

To Prince, using dagga was a religious choice as a Rastafarian. He unsuccessfully brought an application to the Constitutional Court to have it decriminalised for religious purposes.

He became a community legal adviser, but was arrested again in 2012 for growing dagga in his garden in Kraaifontein.

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INVESTING IN SPACE

 

SpaceX will fly Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as the first ever private tourist to the moon

  • Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa put down a significant deposit with SpaceX to become the first ever private tourist to fly around the moon on the company’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR)
  • Maezawa wants to take six to eight artists from around the world on the nearly week-long trip.
  • The mission is expected to launch in 2023.

Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa speaks at SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. 

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Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa speaks at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa signed with SpaceX to fly around the moon on the company’s next generation rocket, CEO Elon Musk announced on Monday.

Maezawa will attempt to be the first to return to the moon in nearly half a century, launching aboard a Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), which SpaceX is developing. BFR is the flagship for Musk’s vision of creating a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars, and testing on the behemoth rocket is expected to begin next year.

The trip is expected to launch in 2023.

“Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the moon. It’s always there and continues to inspire humanity,” said Maezawa, one of the richest people in Japan, who made his fortune as the founder of online retailers Start Today and Zozotown.

SpaceX announced in February 2017 that two passengers would be flying around the moon in the company’s Crew Dragon capsule, launched by its Falcon Heavy rocket. But earlier this year, Musk said SpaceX was considering using BFR instead and on Monday confirmed that Maezawa is “the same person” who was announced before, just with a larger group now onboard.

BFR is a massive, 35-story tall rocket designed to launch and land like SpaceX’s Falcon 9, but also carrying dozens of people on board instead of just satellites. Musk confirmed BFR’s “design has been changed,” after receiving questions about new renders of the rocket posted online.

A rendering shows a SpaceX BFR launch vehicle on a trip around the Moon.

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A rendering shows a SpaceX BFR launch vehicle on a trip around the Moon.

He declined to reveal the amount Maezawa paid for the mission, saying he was “not disclosing the amount but he’s paying a very significant amount of money.”

“To be clear. This is dangerous … it’s not a sure thing … there are some chances things could go wrong,” Musk reiterated.

Only two dozen people have ever been to the moon, with the final Apollo mission in 1972 marking the last time a human visited the moon.

“This is a project that I designed and made: #dearMoon,” Maezawa announced.

“I choose to go to the moon with artists,” he added. “In 2023, as the host, I would like to invite 6 to 8 artists from around the world to join me on this mission to the Moon.” He hasn’t decided which artists to bring yet.

Over the last month, he teased this announcement in several tweets, starting when he said there was a “big announcement” coming “about mid September.” Then, the day after SpaceX said it would soon announce a passenger signed to fly to the moon, Maezawa tweeted “there are no limits.”

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Maezawa tweeted twice again, on each of the two days before Musk’s announcement, with a picture of a wristwatch with the caption “it’s time”

The Japanese entrepreneur was also in Florida at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to watch the maiden launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, tweeting a video and congratulations to Musk on “the historic moment.”

Yusaku Maezawa 前澤友作

@yousuck2020

Congratulations on the successful launch of FalconHeavy!!! I had been the scene at the historic moment. Incredible!!!@SpaceX @elonmusk

— CNBC’s Paul McNamara contributed to this report.

 

WHAT DEFINES SUCCESS?

Have you ever ask that question for yourself or find yourself seeing other people who are maybe more successful than you are and begs the question what did they do that I didn’t. Successful people fail a lot but learn from their mistakes set goals for themselves,they take constant actions EVERY DAY because productivity is intentional through HARD WORK.quotes-about-success-tumblr  

The law of attraction states that one can create reality by THINKING that you have success,freedom and wealth but I say one can not just THINK of wealth you have to put in the HARD WORK and effort to see productivity. I know everyone makes mistakes but you have to have self discipline energize you to push forward.You are as happy as you choose to be,so next time you take on a project BE CONFIDENT IN WHAT YOU ARE DOING.success-quotes-3.jpg Continue reading “WHAT DEFINES SUCCESS?”

MY FIRST DRAWING

Hi my name is Marlen Saaiman from a small town in South Africa called Boegoeberg .My story began from when I was little I always was an introvert and didn’t shown much interest in sport and other activities and always find a happy place in ART.I started drawing Dragon ball Z pictures and fell in love with it,teachers saw potential in me and started saying I will achieve what I am searching for,and all I was searching for is to be the best at what I do and that is Art.

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